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Our Home in Space

Created by German design studio, Kurzgesagt, this informative, minimalist animation takes us on a tour through the solar system, stopping off at each of the eights planets to provide a few factoids you may or may not know. The flat design and bright trendy colours belie a rather dark and inevitable truth…

[via FastCo]

Lego Pop Culture Riddles

The humble Lego brick is 55 years old. In 1958, Godtfred K. Christiansen bought the patent to the Lego brick and in the five decades that the company has been in operation, it has produced an estimated 400 billion blocks! To celebrate the anniversary, Lego teamed up with Canadian advertising agency Brad to create 55 minimalist posters that incorporate the Lego brick. The “Imagine a …” tagline gives a clue to the book, movie, or song that the poster refers to.

See if you can construct the answers to 10 of the Lego pop culture riddles. If you hit a brick wall, the answers can be found at the bottom of the post.

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Back to Basics: Minimalist Posters of Classic Games

You may remember designer Hexagonall for his minimalist take of title sequences and movie posters.

In his latest set of posters, Hexagonall turns his arty eye to much-loved computer and console games, distilling the essence of each title using a basic palette of colours. If you have more than a passing interest in games, you should easily recognize the elements. Hit the jump to see some of Hexagonall’s beautifully minimalist video game posters.

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Spritely 8-Bit Movie Posters by Eric Palmer

Nostalgia never goes out of style and the love for all things 8-bit seems unbounded. For April Fool’s this year, Google showed off Google Maps for NES, an 8-bit layer that turned the world into a Nintendo-themed landscape. That love for 8-bit, NES, and the movies is certainly evident in the works of spritely graphic designer Eric Palmer.

Palmer illustrates the characters and themes from popular modern flicks using a minimal colour palette and classic Mega Man game sprites. Have a look at his retro 8-bit posters for Star Wars, 300, V for Vendetta, Kill Bill, and more after the jump.

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Minimalist Pixar Posters

Pixar Animation Studios has made a metric ton of cash. Its films have grossed USD 7 billion worldwide! In his series of posters, designer Wonchan Lee pays tribute to Pixar, not for its money-making abilities but for all the wonderful cute and heart-warming tales that they have created in the last 26 years. Have a look at Lee’s minimalist Pixar movie posters after the jump.

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Pixel Video Game Characters

It’s not the first time illustrator Michael B. Myers Jr. (DRAWSGOOD) has worked with pixels portraits. He has already created a series of pixel renderings of popular Star Wars characters and various comic book super heroes. In his latest set of posters, Myers Jr. has drawn five pixel video game characters created for a gamer community, High Score Society.

Despite their simple blocks and colours, these badass video game characters are instantly recognizable. Have a look at them after the jump.

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Dexter Meets Saul Bass

Illustrator Ty Mattson channels Saul Bass in his alternate openining credits to the smashing Showtime series, Dexter. Mattson had initially created a set of minimalist posters, one for each season of the show, highlighting the pivotal moments from each episode. Showtime was thoroughly impressed with his works and subsequently interviewed Mattson for a bonus feature in the season 5 DVD boxset.

Mattson then turned his focus to making the title sequence. With the help of friends from Fashion Buddha, he used his existing poster artwork to create the opening credits to Dexter as if the show was aired in the 1960s.

Have a look at Mattson’s alternate, animated Dexter intro below.

And have a gander at his fantastic poster designs after the jump.

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Minimalist Game of Thrones House Sigils

From the boost in book sales to a highly successful TV series to all love and adoration from the Internet, there is certainly a lot of banter about Game of Thrones. Speaking about banners — OK, you got me, I said banter but what’s a little letter substitution amongst friends? — designer Tom Gateley shows appreciation for the series by creating a beautiful set of minimalist posters.

After watching the TV series, Gateley says he became slightly obsessed with the identity the houses and set about creating vector posters of each house sigil. He hopes we like them as much as he does. Have a look at his minimalist Game of Thrones posters after the jump.

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Minimalist Caricatures by Stanley Chow

Illustrator and graphic designer Stanley Chow hails from Manchester, UK and has a penchant for cartoons, caricatures, and minimalism. Have a look at some of his character portraits after the jump.

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Minimalist Video Game Posters

TyrannicalDuck, Macross, Cloud_Ratha and I are from different walks of life. T-Duck won’t let a drop of alcohol touch his lips and I’m overly enamoured with bacon. Macross is in lust with his new plasma TV and Cloud_Ratha is, well, from Durban. If there is one thing we have in common, aside from being bipeds, it’s the love of gaming. It’s a passion shared by thousands of like-minded gamers across the world…I was going somewhere with this wasn’t I? Oh yes, it ties in with another fondness of ours – that of minimal poster design. It’s become quite a trend recently and even though we’ve seen a good selection of bare-bones movie and TV posters, it seems none of that love has been directed at gaming. Perhaps we haven’t been looking out for it but our Googlefu is strong tonight.

Boris Lechaftois, a freelance web designer from Toulouse, France tries his hand at boiling down the essence of some popular games and graphic designer Boss Logic from Melbourne, Australia applies his talents to simplifying some characters from Street Fighter.

We’ve compiled a selection of their minimalist posters after the jump. Have a look.

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